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Chicago Police Denied Scores of Undocumented Crime Victims a Path to Citizenship

Immigrants seeking U visas are being blocked by two sergeants who were previously involved in controversial shootings and on the verge of being fired.
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West Chicago Residents Await Decision on 2nd Waste Transfer Station in the City

Amid environmental concerns, residents questioned the need for a second waste station in their community and wanted to know what measures will be taken to mitigate increased pollution.
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Things To Do In Chicago, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Listen to a night of jazz and Arabic music, a night of Latin alternative music or see a Lunar New Year parade.

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Illustration by Verónica Martínez for Injustice WatchImmigration PolicyInvestigationTop StoriesTrending

Chicago Police Denied Scores of Undocumented Crime Victims a Path to Citizenship

Immigrants seeking U visas are being blocked by two sergeants who were previously involved in controversial shootings and on the verge of being fired.
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The Essential Guide to Mutual Aid Groups in Chicago

From Little Village to Rogers Park, where to give and get help from your neighbors this holiday season in Chicago and its suburbs.
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She Fought to Get An Education in Afghanistan. Now This Student is Finding Hope at DePaul University.

Sara and 147 other female students were evacuated from Kabul University after the Taliban took over the Afghan government in August 2021.
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Behind the scenes of “After the Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis”

Why we worked on these stories, how our collaboration with Block Club Chicago came together and what we learned.
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What’s Behind Venezuelan Migrants Coming to Chicago?

Illinois Venezuelan Alliance cofounder Ana Gil Garcia explains why 25% of Venezuela’s population has left Venezuela and how Chicagoans are welcoming Venezuelan migrants.
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‘Solito’ by Javier Zamora: An Excerpt from the Best-Selling Memoir

Poet Javier Zamora took a three-thousand mile journey from El Salvador to the United States as a boy to reunite with his parents.
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Where To Find Free or Cheap Winter Coats In Chicago

From coat drives to free stores to resale shops, here are places to get inexpensive or free coats and jackets in the Chicago area.
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How to Vote in Illinois this Election Day

From what to bring to who can vote, we answer your questions about voting in the midterm elections in Illinois.
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Who Are Asylum Seekers and What Is Asylum?

We answer your questions about asylum rules and the differences between asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and more.
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Fleeing Suicide Attacks, an Afghan Student Finds Freedom in Chicago

Maryam and 147 other female students waited at the Kabul airport for days before they could escape Afghanistan.
Saleha Soadat interviews former Afghan district governor Salima Mazari on a couchMichelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileTrending

One Year After Evacuating Kabul, Afghan Journalist Reflects on Life as a Refugee

After fleeing Afghanistan in August 2021, Borderless Pathways Fellow Saleha Soadat reflects on her first year in the U.S.
Salima Mazari looking out the window of her current homeMichelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileStaff pickTrending

This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.

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West Chicago is Cleaning Up the Last of its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed to Radiation Say ‘It’s Not Over’

A local factory was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall, the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
Salima Mazari looking out the window of her current homeMichelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileStaff pickTrending

This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.
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Reclaiming the Sacrifice Zone

The youth-led campaign for environmental justice on the Southeast Side.